One year ago today, we lost our beloved Peanut.
Peanut was not a rescue, in fact, he was store bought. Why is he here? Because he rescued my wife and me. He was our first pug EVER and at first I did not accept him. I was not interested in pugs at all. Peanut, however, never gave up on me. He always tried to make me see what pugs were all about. Well, I got very sick and Peanut never left my side. He slept with me every day for weeks on end until I was better. He and I became close. I realized how amazing pugs really were.
My wife and I got involved with fostering with our local rescue organization, Planet Pugs. Peanut accepted every pug we fostered, as many as 8 at one time. From them, we adopted 2 rescues, Reeses and my beloved little girl Buttercup. Yes, we had Reeses Peanut Buttercup.
Sadly, Buttercup passed November 2014 from Mast Cell and I was broken until Rylie Rae came to us from Pug Rescue of Florida. She is now my little lady who makes me laugh again.
Point is simple. Living without a pug is not living at all. Rescue these babies and they will rescue you.
Peanut gave us the most unbelievable 15 years. Run free with Buttercup and Grandma Minnie. Rest peacefully my little baby. You are FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!
From Laurie MacKillip, Dewey’s Foster Mom turned Forever Mom!
When my foster Dewey is introduced to new people and I explain that he has a brain tumor, I inevitably hear “poor dog!”
I can’t even begin to explain to these people that Dewey is not a “poor dog,” he’s a spoiled rotten bundle of love. Dewey’s day today was this: a walk in the morning, off leash, a big breakfast, a ride in the car, go through the Dunkin Donuts drive thru (he loves the drive thru. Not sure why) then at work with me all day, another car ride to attend a meeting at the HBA, then finally home. A walk down to the lake and playing by the water for half an hour. Then back home to a big supper and a nap.
How is that poor? Dewey doesn’t look forward to tomorrow, because he lives right here in this moment. He loves simply because he is a loving soul that only wants love in return. I wish more people would see that side of it, rather than think of the “poor dog.” I know that all of us here in the rescue world understand this!